Monday, June 3, 2013

"SHINee's Onew in 'Sitcon Royal Villa'!" plus 24 more

"SHINee's Onew in 'Sitcon Royal Villa'!" plus 24 more

SHINee's Onew in 'Sitcon Royal Villa'!

Posted: 03 Jun 2013 08:30 AM PDT

SHINee's Onew is cast in JTBC's new sitcom.

SHINee's leader Onew's acting skills have been proven through dramas and musicals. Onew will be showing his acting skills once again as he is confirmed to be cast in JTBC's 'Sitcon Royal Villa'. He usually shows bubbly and chic image but in the upcoming sitcom, he will show a manlier image. Onew's role is a must watch as he will display a new side of him. 

Sitcon Royal Villa's first episode will be recorded on the 13th while the broadcast will be in the second week of July.

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SISTAR's Soyou shows off her perfect figure

Posted: 03 Jun 2013 08:01 AM PDT

SISTAR's Soyou's photo of wearing short top garners attention.

Soyou of girl group SISTAR is receiving much attention as her selca is spreading on various websites. In the picture, she is wearing short top and short shorts showing her perfect figure. Fans are envious of her flat tummy and slim legs.

Soyou is ready to show off her S line this summer.

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Nam Gyuri joins Moon Geun Young’s agency Namoo Actors

Posted: 03 Jun 2013 07:30 AM PDT

Singer-turned-actress Nam Gyuri became the newest member of management company, Namoo Actors.

Namoo Actors announced that Nam Gyuri has signed an exclusive contract with the company. "We made a partnership with Nam Gyuri based on the trust we have in her potential. Her passion for acting is bigger than that of any others. We will show our endless support for her so that she can continue to pursue a successful acting career."

Nam Gyuri is joining some of the big names in the entertainment world including actress Moon Geun Young, Han Hye Jin and Yoo Jun Sang.

In addition, Nam Gyuri already secured herself a role as Soo Min, who devotes herself in revenge for her love, in the upcoming jTBC drama, 'Heartless City'.

Jang Geun Suk to hold concerts in America with Team H

Posted: 03 Jun 2013 07:00 AM PDT

As promised, Jang Geun Suk and his musical partner Big Brother, who are also known as the unit Team-H, are taking over global fans by holding concerts in America.

On June 3, ticket sales officially opened for the Los Angeles leg and San Francisco leg of its concert tour '2013 TEAM H PARTY РI JUST WANNA HAVE FUN'. The concerts, to be held at LA Sports Arena and San Jos̩ HP Pavillion on June 22 and June 28, will be the actor's first official shows in America.

In addition, Team-H is looking into taking the tour to Europe due to high quantity of love calls from the region

Meanwhile Jang Geun Suk keeps winning the top of Oricon Daily Chart by his second regular album 'Nature Boy' released on the 29th.

Dal Shabet to make a return with self-composed track

Posted: 03 Jun 2013 06:30 AM PDT

Dal Shabet will be returning on the K-Pop war of June!

Happy Face Entertainment announced that the group will be returning to the stage on June 20 with a new mini-album. The comeback comes 7 months after the release of the group's mini album 'Have, Don't Have' in November of last year.

The album is already drawing attention as it will be listing self-written songs of the members. It will contain the song "How Could You?" which is composed and written by member Woo Hee. The album also include songs with lyrics written by members Serri, Jiyul, and Ga Eun. Four out of the six tracks were written by members.


Posted: 03 Jun 2013 06:18 AM PDT

First of all, we would like the fans to know that this poll is just for fun, just a survey. Don't take it seriously. If your idol is not chosen, please do understand that we can't include all your idols in the list of candidates, and again, this poll is JUST A SURVEY.

DKPOPNEWS is back with another poll.

Maknae is one of the main components of a KPOP group. Maknae gets a lot of attention from netizens as they are usually in charged of bringing 'aegyo' to the group. KPOP groups have their own adorable maknaes and we chose 10 female maknaes to be the candidates of this poll.

Check out the chosen maknaes and answer the poll below.

Seohyun of Girls' Generation

Krystal of F(x)

Jiyoung of KARA

Suzy of Miss A

Sohyun of 4Minute

Kaeun of After School

Minha of Nine Muses

Dasom of SISTAR

Hyelim of Wonder Girls

Ahreum of T-ara


Winner will be revealed on June 8th.

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SISTAR to invite 300 fans to comeback showcase

Posted: 03 Jun 2013 06:00 AM PDT

In celebration of their highly anticipated comeback, SISTAR will be inviting 300 lucky fans to its comeback showcase.

SISTAR will team up with MelOn to hold its comeback showcase titled, 'MelOn Premiere - SISTAR Showcase 'Give It To Me' at the Lotte Card Art Center on June 11th, the day of SISTAR's comeback. At the event, the group will perform tracks from their newest album for the first time.

Fans from all over the fans will be able to participate in the event. All they have to do is leave a message of encouragement to SISTAR on the event website between June 3 and June 9. 150 winners will be announced on MelOn's homepage on June 10th and each winner will receive two tickets to bring a lucky friend.

IVY signals return with mysterious teaser

Posted: 03 Jun 2013 05:30 AM PDT

Singer IVY will be joining the summer comeback rush and signaling her return, she unveiled a mysterious image teaser, piquing the curiousity of the fans.

On June 3, IVY released a teaser image on her personal blog, showing rows of alphabets from A to Z as well as mysterious number 10 and symbols.

IVY previously released her mini album 'Interview Part 1' and captivated many music fans with a heartfelt ballad of her own style. The new album will be the second part and IVY is now ready to show upgraded image of herself with a dance song.

The new mini album will be released on June 13.

CNBLUE appeared in Thai educational textbook

Posted: 03 Jun 2013 05:00 AM PDT

CNBLUE was revealed to have appeared in a Thai educational textbook.

Recently on CNBLUE's official Twitter, Jung Yonghwa posted, "Everyone! It's been a long time! BlueMoon in Seoul has ended but it still feels surreal. Thanks again!"

He added, "Ah! We heard that CNBLUE came out in Thai textbook, but seeing it myself is really awesome! Thai fans thank you! If there's a chance let's meet again!!! Thank you for supporting us always wherever you are!!! We'll work harder and improve ourselves in the future!" and shared a photo of a page from the textbook.

In the textbook 'Basic Music' for 12th grade students Thailand, CNBLUE is introduced as "A popular band who plays charismatic and live music to the public."

Clara Lee is a cute bunny

Posted: 03 Jun 2013 04:34 AM PDT

Clara Lee updated her Twitter with a set of new photos on 2nd June.

She wrote,"Good Night, Kiss Kiss, Back to the rabbit this week", she's seen posing cutely in the bunny costume as shown in the photos above.

Fans commented,"you look cute","Adorable bunny" and etc.

Meanwhile, Clara is starred in Park Myung Soo's new MV, stay tuned for more updates on the MV.

Suzy and Lee Seung Gi share a passionate kiss

Posted: 03 Jun 2013 04:30 AM PDT

Suzy and Lee Seung Gi have been spotted kissing passionately on the filming set of MBC TV Mon-Tue drama 'Gu Family Book'.

Recently, the production team has released a new set of photos which featured Choi Kang Chi (Lee Seung Gi) is seen kissing Dam Yeo Wool (Suzy) locked in a deep kiss. The two acknowledge each other's feelings when Kang Chi no longer requires the bracelet to keep his uncontrollable wild nature. Their love story starts with passionate kiss.

The kissing scene between Lee Seung Gi and Suzy was filmed at the set in Yongin, Gyeonggi Province on May 30. The deep and passionate kiss scene was completed successfully under the close guidance of director Shin Woo Chul.

HyunA reveals more sexy photos from ‘G by GUESS’ summer pictorial

Posted: 03 Jun 2013 04:00 AM PDT

4minute's HyunA recenty became the new muse of casual fashion brand 'G by GUESS' and additional photos from the summer pictorial of the brand have been released, showing off an American girl look.

The concept of the pictorial is 'Fun Design, Sexy Style', and HyunA is showing her lovely charms in a casual summery looks. She is wearing skinny denim pants or short pants, matched with T-shirts of different designs that highlighted her beautiful body line and abs.

The full summer pictorial of HyunA can be checked out on the official website of 'G by GUESS' and Facebook.

Mnet’s ‘M! Countdown’ to hit Indonesia in July

Posted: 03 Jun 2013 03:30 AM PDT

Following the successful show in Taiwan, Mnet's 'M! Countdown' will be heading in Indonesia this coming July.

Mnet has announced that its popular weekly music program will go on its 2013 global tour 'M COUNTDOWN Halo-Indonesia' at the Mata Elang International Stadium located in Jakarta, Indonesia on the 3rd of July.

'M COUNTDOWN Halo-Indonesia' will be held to celebrate the 40th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Korea and Indonesia. Also, year 2013 is has been announced as 2013 Korea-Indonesia Friendship Year.

'M! Countdown' has been held in Japan, Thailand, and Taiwan in the past, but this will be the first visit in Indonesia. To celebrate the event, the stages will be filled with songs selected from Weekly Charts of 'M! Countdown' from April to June. A great number of top K-Pop artists will visit the country to meet with the fans. Also, there will be collaboration stages between Korean and Indonesian artists.

Comedian Jung Jun Ha becomes the fifth member of SISTAR

Posted: 03 Jun 2013 03:14 AM PDT

Comedian Jung Jun Ha has joined the four lovely ladies of SISTAR.

Recently on his personally Twitter, Jung Jun Ha posted, "SISTAR is actually a group of five members."

Attached the post was a photo of the comedian himself posing with four SISTAR members and dressed up in the group's trademark sexy black attire during "Alone" promotions.

Netizens commented, "So funny", "He's looking great", "He's looking great with the other members" and "I love it."

KARA's Jiyoung looks adorable in new photo

Posted: 03 Jun 2013 02:06 AM PDT

KARA's maknae Jiyoung updated her Twitter on 2nd June with a new picture.

She wrote,"Really?Is me?". She is seen pouting in the photo above, showing off her milky skin and innocent charm.

Fans commented,"You are getting prettier Jiyoung","Love that expression","When's KARA's comeback" and etc.

After School's E-Young shows off her blonde hair

Posted: 03 Jun 2013 01:55 AM PDT

After School's Gaeun updated her Twitter on 3rd June with a new photo.

She wrote,"Finally we will be filming our MV tomorrow~so excited, please support~ and bonus!She's getting prettier?E-Young unnie!tomorrow also hwaiting~."

Meanwhile, After School is practicing hard for their comeback on 13th Junr.

LC9 Profile

Posted: 03 Jun 2013 01:47 AM PDT

Group Name: LC9
Name meaning: Leage of Competition #9
Label: Nega Network
Debut Date: May 9 2013
Debut Single: MaMa Beat
Stage Name: J-HYO
Birth Name: Kim Jonghyo
Birthday: June 5 1992
Height: 175 cm
Weight: 64 kg
Blood Type: AB
Position: Lead Vocal, Rapper

Stage Name: Jun
Birth Name: Park Junyoung
Birthday: February 23 1994
Height: 175.5 cm
Weight: 57 kg
Position: Rapper, Dancer, Visual

Stage Name: AO
Birth Name: Kang Hyunsoo
Birthday: June 18 1996
Height: 174.8cm
Weight: 59kg
Blood Type: A
Main Dancer, Rapper, Maknae

Stage Name: Rasa
Birth Name: Park Gunwoo
Birthday: August 9 1989
Height: 177 cm
Weight: 70 kg
Blood Type: B
Position: Main Vocal, Leader

Stage Name: King
Birth Name: Dong Woosuk
Birthday: April 3 1993
Height: 178 cm
Weight: 68 kg
Blood Type: A
Position: Main Vocal

Stage Name: E.Den
Birth Name: Park Hyungjin
Birthday: March 4 1991
Height: 182 cm
Weight: 70 kg
Blood Type: O
Position: Main Rapper, Dancer

Their debut track:

JYJ’s Junsu to release second solo album in July

Posted: 03 Jun 2013 12:00 AM PDT

JYJ's Junsu (XIA) will return to the music scene as a solo artist once again with his second album this coming July.

CJeS Entertainment announced on May 3 that Junsu will release his second official album in July. A representative stated, "The last album has a perfect balance and received much attention for his sensational music video. He is working hard everyday to come up with a better album."

Junsu last released his first solo studio album 'TARANTALLEGRA' last May, which sold 180,000 copies. He also kicked off his solo world tour which he toured the United States, Mexico, Brazil, Chile and Germany.

miss A’s Fei takes emotional win on ‘Dancing With The Star 3’

Posted: 02 Jun 2013 11:30 PM PDT

miss A's Fei became the final winner in the third season of MBC's 'Dancing with the Stars'.

During May 31st broadcast of 'Dancing With The Star 3', miss A's Fei and Kim Soo Ro became the final winners, beating rocker Kim Kyung Ho and dancer Ahn Hye Sang couple.

Fei and Kim Soo Ro gave a fantastic and almost perfect performance of Samba and Cha-Cha dance which awed the judges. Appearing in a blue dress that shows her bare waist and back, Fei gained the hearts of the viewers by her great harmony and superb skills with Kim Soo Ro.

When Fei was announced as the final winner, Fei shed tears and said, "I'd like to express my thanks to all of those who showed their supports for me. I will keep doing my best."

Son Ye Jin gifts sun cream to staffs of ‘Shark’

Posted: 02 Jun 2013 11:00 PM PDT

Actress Son Ye Jin prepared gifts for the staff and crew of KBS 2TV Mon-Tue drama 'Shark' in which she plays a main character.

Son Ye Jin decided to prepare 250 sets of sunscreen gifts for the production staff who have worked hard to produce the best drama. She brought two types of sun block (for skin and hair) for all the staffs who are directly exposed to UV rays due to outdoor shooting, and moved the hearts of the staff with her thoughts.

A representative from Son Ye Jin's agency said, "Son Ye Jin wanted to show her appreciation to the staff so she prepared the sunscreen gifts cream herself. Since the shootings will be held in summer, she wanted the skin of every staff to remain healthy."

Lee Seung Gi and Sung Joon dress up in female hanbok

Posted: 02 Jun 2013 10:30 PM PDT

Actors Lee Seung Gi and Sung Joon appeared as women in hanbok dress.

In episode 18 of MBC drama 'Gu Family Book', Lee Seung Gi and actor Sung Joon along with miss A's Suzy transformed into beautiful women wearing female hanbok (traditional Korean clothing).

This scene was filmed on May 28th at a set installed in Yongin. Lee Seung Gi and Sung Joon's shocking transformation brought both curiousity and laughter to the viewers. It has been revealed that while filming all three of them could not stop laughing.

EXO sweeps music charts with ‘XOXO (Kiss & Hug)’

Posted: 02 Jun 2013 10:02 PM PDT

Within hours of the release of their first official album, the boys of EXO have already taken over various online music charts!

On June 3 at 12PM KST, EXO released their first official album 'XOXO (Kiss & Hug)' simultaneously in Korea and China through various online music websites. In less than an hour, the album already topped the real-time charts of different music charts, including Bugs, Monkey3, Olleh, Naver Music, Daum Music, and more.

In addition, EXO's 'XOXO (Kiss & Hug)' album has been drawing explosive responses from fans even before the official release. It has received pre-orders for 299,280 copies, proving EXO's rising popularity.

Congratulations EXO!

Super Junior to release first Japanese full album ‘Hero’

Posted: 02 Jun 2013 09:50 PM PDT

Super Junior, who's currently busy in individual activities and world concert tour 'Super Show 5', recently announced the release of their first Japanese full album next month.

The group will release a full length album in Japan titled 'Hero' on July 24th. The album includes all their hit singles and newly created songs sung in Japanese including "Bonamana," "Mr. Simple," "Opera," "Sexy, Free & Single," "Our Love," "Way" and the new title song "Hero".

The album will be available in two different versions; the CD-Only version and Limited 2CD+DVD Edition that includes extra CD containing songs by Super Junior's subunits as well as Donghae's solo "First Love," and Sungmin's solo "For Tomorrow's Sake." A bonus DVD will also be included with live performances footage and music videos.

Baek Ji Young and Jung Suk Won tie the knot

Posted: 02 Jun 2013 09:23 PM PDT

Singer Baek Ji Young and actor Jung Suk Won finally tied the knot after two years of relationship.

The couple's wedding was held on June 2nd at Sheraton Walker Hill Hotel located in Gwangjang-dong, Seoul. It was officiated by Kim Young Hee, Kim Sung Soo and Kim Chang Ryul, who made significant contributions in Baek Ji Young and Jung Suk Won's relationship.

The celebratory songs were performed by famous artists such as Leessang, Sung Shi Kyung, and Kim Bum Soo.

The celebrities who attended the wedding ceremony include Kang Ho Dong, Yoo Jae Suk, Yoon Jong Shin, Go So Young, Oh Ji Ho, Park Bo Young, Song Chang Eui, JYJ, Park Jin Young, Son Dam Bi, SISTAR, Ha Yeon Joo, Maybee, Lyn, ZE:A and K.Will.

EXO releases first album ‘XOXO (Kiss & Hug)’

Posted: 02 Jun 2013 09:41 PM PDT

The charismatic boys of EXO, who already made their long awaited comeback with title song "Wolf", finally released their first full album 'XOXO (Kiss & Hug)'.

On June 3, EXO released their first official album 'XOXO (Kiss & Hug)' simultaneously in Korea and China through various online music websites like iTunes. The album contains 12 new tracks and comes in two different versions; The 'Kiss version' which will be the Korean version and the 'Hug version' will be the Chinese version.

The 'XOXO (Kiss & Hug)' album has been drawing explosive responses from fans even before the official release. It has received pre-orders for 299,280 copies, proving EXO's rising popularity.

Check out the tracks below.


Baby, Don't Cry

Black Pearl

Don't Go

Let Out The Beast


Peter Pan

Heart Attack


My Lady


Wolf  (Chinese version)